Since 1980, the share who married someone of a different race or ethnicity has more than tripled from 5% to 18%.

White newlyweds, too, have experienced a rapid increase in intermarriage, with rates rising from 4% to 11%.

As such, all references to whites, blacks, Asians, American Indians, multiracial persons or persons of some other race include those who are not Hispanic; Hispanics may be of any race.

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) This recent SMH article describes a group of Aboriginal artists as “black,” though the skin color of the artist they use to illustrate the article is quite fair.

Yet to my American eye, this article is so wonderful — and strange — because of the way it describes a fair-skinned musician as black without at all indicating that there’s any strangeness about that.

Rural residents are those who do not live in an MSA county. More broadly, one-in-ten married people in 2015 – not just those who married – had a spouse of a different race or ethnicity.

This translates into 11 million people who were intermarried.

In certain ways the Australian logic seems to parallel the American formula. Here, being Aboriginal seems to be not about the mixing of genetic or biological material but rather about heritage, about identifying with a community of people who claim you as one of their own. It is self-identification that matters most in “racial” categorizing, and this is reflected in the U. Census, where a person is categorized as black or white or Hispanic etc based purely on how they describe themselves. But I started out talking about how Australians imagine Indigenous identity, i.e.

I’ve met several Aboriginal scholars who are as fair as Welsh-background me with straight blond hair, so it’s definitely not one’s appearance that is considered to make one Aboriginal. Torres Strait Islanders or Aboriginal Australians, not about what Australians think it means to be .

People born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia or who were born abroad to at least one American parent are classified as “U. born.” All others are classified as “foreign born,” including those born in Puerto Rico or other United States territories. “High school or less” includes those who have attained a high school diploma or its equivalent, such as a General Education Development (GED) certificate.

“Metro areas” in this report are classified based on metropolitan statistical areas (MSA), which consist of at least one large urban core with 50,000 people or more, as well as neighboring areas that are socially and economically linked to the core area. For Pew Research Center survey data, references to urban, suburban and rural are based on the respondent’s ZIP code.

Beginning with the 2000 census, individuals could choose to identify with more than one group in response to the race question.

In this analysis, these multiracial people are treated as a separate race category, different from those who identify as a single race, including those who identify as “some other race.” (As with single race individuals, a multiracial person who also identifies as Hispanic would be classified as Hispanic.) In the secondary data analysis, the term “Asian” includes native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders; “American Indian” includes Alaska natives.

I found the post interesting enough to review the comments and chime in a couple of times. Here in Sydney as well as in Egypt, people have often commented to me on the strangeness of the American logic of race. Everyone knows that Obama’s mother was white, and yet everyone “knows” that Obama is black.